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November 9, 2015

Starbucks Receives Venti-Sized Backlash Over Red Cups

For those of you who love lattes enriched with syrupy peppermint mocha flavoring (because, let’s be real, that’s exactly what we’re drinking), your favorite time of year is back again: Starbucks red cup season! If you’ve already ordered your first grandehalfcaffskinnypeppermintmochalattewithnofoam of the season, you probably noticed that the cups look a little bit different […]

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September 28, 2015

5 Tips for Better Blogging

  I’ve been a professional blogger for well over three years, but I’ve been a personal blogger for over a decade. This means that, for the past 10-some-odd years, I’ve been sharing snippets of my life to an online audience (Hi, Mom!). When I first realized how long I’ve been blogging, I was like, That’s really […]

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August 17, 2015

5 Tips for New Social Media Users

I don’t need it. I don’t have time for it. I don’t understand it.   These are three of the most common reasons we hear from business owners for not having social media accounts for their business, and, although we are strong advocates for the use of social media marketing, we hear your concerns. Managing […]

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May 8, 2015

CGR Creative Recognized As SBE of the Year!

On Thursday, May 8th, the CGR Creative team attended the 2015 Crowns of Enterprise Awards, where we were announced as this year’s Small Business Enterprise (SBE) of the Year. Launched in May of 2012, the Crowns of Enterprise Awards are hosted by the City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County and honor one local business from […]

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April 17, 2015

Improving Facebook Engagement: 5 Hours vs $5

No matter where you are in your career, there’s always more to be learned. And let’s face it, we could all use a motivation boost from time to time. I personally have started turning to self-development books, blog posts, and, my personal favorite, podcasts. (Full Confession: I’ve always been a bit of a junkie for self-development […]

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April 2, 2015

Brands Love Good Pranks, And So Do We

First and foremost, let’s get the introductions out of the way. Hi, I’m Hayley, the in-house Creative Writer here at CGR Creative. I’m writing this blog from first person because it is 100% opinion and based on my favorite day of the year: April Fool’s Day. I love pranking the ones I love, and April […]

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February 20, 2015

Friday Favorites: Bacon, Basecamp, and Best Wishes

It’s Friday, and while there are some things we aren’t loving this week (like the fact that Charlotte temperatures reached the single digits this week…um, yeah, that’s pretty cold), you won’t see us sweating the small stuff (literally, it’s too cold to sweat). Here are some of our very favorite things this Friday (Be sure to tweet your […]

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February 2, 2015

A Different Kind of Mug Shot

You can tell a lot about a person by how they take their coffee, and you can tell even more by the mug they take it in. Here are some of the best mugs you’ll see around the CGR Creative office, as well as the team member who uses it. Team Member:Julio Unofficial Title: Boss […]

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January 23, 2015

Rebranding: A Logical Choice

Whether it’s a change of scenery, a change of pace, or simply change for a twenty, change can be a good thing. And when it came to rebranding Logical Advantage’s current image, we knew that this change would be very good for them. Logical Advantage is a Charlotte-based technology consulting firm, and we’ve had the honor […]

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January 15, 2015

Recap: The Share Your Story Billboard Giveaway

Last fall, we helped our client, Charlotte Business Resources, with the management of their Small Business Saturday campaign—the Share Your Story: Billboard Giveaway.   This recap is a litttttttttttle late, but this campaign was such a huge success, we have to share it with you—better late than never, right? Here are the need-to-know highlights: 1. The […]

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